October 27, 2010
Roberto Nardi
Randolph College, Lynchburg
Organizing Institution: 
Archaeological Institute of America, The Samuel Kress Foundation, Randolph College Dept. of Classics
Roberto Nardi explores developments in the field of archaeological conservation, especially in regards to documentation and the study of monuments, preventive conservation, training, and public outreach. Conservation in archeology is a practice that is undergoing a continuous evolution, both in principles and in techniques. This article illustrates the contribution that the Centro di Conservazione Archeologica (CCA) of Rome provided to this process during the last 30 years. The conservation of the arch of Septimus Severus in the Roman Forum and of the Capitoline Museums in Rome, the mosaics conservation in Israel, the field conservation in Zeugma, Turkey, the conservation of the mosaic of the Trasfiguration in the monastery of Saint Catherine in Sinai, the conservation program of the collection of prehistoric sculptures of Monteprama in Sardinia, Italy, are presented and critically reviewed.